completely random state of the union thoughts - The Life and Thoughts of Zach — LiveJournal
Jan. 29th, 2003
11:45 am - completely random state of the union thoughts
If we really put money into fuel cell's we could have them on the
streets in 2-5 years, not 15. And fuel cells are pretty lame compared
to biodiesel, some kind of massive tech improvements on ethanol,
hybrids (combined with above), or just simply investing in public
AIDS money is good...but he wants to focus on anti-retroviral drugs
primarily. So rather than "research to end a deadly disease" this is
"subsidy to the drug companies for something they already
make". It is great that we can extend the lives of those infected and
all but in the end they still die horrible deaths and the drugs do
_nothing_ to stop the spread of the disease. If anything they make the
disease less feared and thus increase it's spread. Let's spend some
money on _education_ and research for a vaccine and/or complete cure.
Money to put 300,000 people in drug rehab when there are 2,000,000
people in jail! Nice attempt to sound like you're trying to
decriminalize...but you fail.
Poor families will get $1400 back from the tax cuts. But how much will
their annual expenses increase with so many social programs being
underfunded or just eliminated? How much less will their annual income
be with the economy going to crap?
When he leans in and says with a cowboy smirk "let's just say they are
no longer a threat..." about folks that he's killed that really just
took the cake. Fucking cowboys.
I love how he implies that Iraq is on the path to _becoming_ like
North Korea if we don't attack. And then he says he'll work hard to
find a peaceful solution in North Korea. So he admits Iraq is small
potatoes compared to NK but somehow NK is deserving of more respect.